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Dante Geoffrey

DENVER — Registration is open for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter National MS Society’s annual Bike MS Wyoming, presented by Toyota, which takes place Aug. 16-17.

The first round of the 2014 American Legion Single A State Baseball Tournament was postponed until today (Thursday) due to rainy weather in Laramie.

The Powell Pioneers will begin their bid for a state title today at 7 p.m. against the host Laramie Rangers. The game was originally scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS — The University of Wyoming men’s and women’s track and field teams continued a successful 2013-14 season last week, as both were named as United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic teams. Seven Wyoming student-athletes also earned individual All-Academic honors from the organization.

KANSAS CITY — Two members of the 2013-14 University of Wyoming basketball team, Jack Bentz and Aaron Tyser, have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for their work in the classroom during last season.

On a hot July morning best suited for the first two-a-day practices, Powell Panther football players, coaches and hundreds of their friends and family filled Panther Stadium to honor the late Jim Stringer.

Thursday’s hour-long memorial service featured emotional speeches by Stringer’s children, fellow coaches and friends.

Stringer’s family sat at field level, as did dozens of current and former Panther players and coaches. The home side’s bleachers overflowed with people who came from near and far to pay their respects to the teacher, coach, father and husband.

Powell grabs North’s 2 seed, opens against host Laramie Wednesday 

The road was rocky, but the Powell Pioneers’ 2014 season will end at the state tournament in Laramie.

Powell earned the No. 2 seed after a 2-1 showing at the North District Tournament in Cody over the weekend and will open state against the South’s No. 3 Laramie Rangers at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Memories of a forgettable regular season can be replaced with postseason triumphs beginning today (Thursday) in Cody.

The Powell Pioneers will enter the Single A North District Tournament at 4 p.m. today hoping to prove worthy of a state tournament berth despite a 16-26 overall record.

Cowboys picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division  

LAS VEGAS — A University of Wyoming football standout was selected to the 2014 Mountain West Preseason Team, as junior Eddie Yarbrough occupied a place among league peers when the squad was announced Tuesday by the conference.

Powell rider to shoot film in South America  

Ryan Berchtold is truly heading south for the winter.

A professional snowmobiler from Powell, Berchtold will leave for Chile on Sunday for five weeks of riding and filming.

He was never the tallest guy on the field, yet Jim Stringer always carried a towering presence.

I first met coach Stringer in his Powell High School athletic’s office, where I interviewed him for a 2013 season preview story.

Not only had I never met the man, I hadn’t even seen him.

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